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International Customs

13
13 June 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More   Module 10: International Customs This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of customs procedures associated with international trade. The module includes trade agreements, tariffs and taxes, immigration,...
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Chambers Annual Golf Day 2024

13
13 June 2024
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12:00pm - 9:30pm
The Essex Chambers Annual Golf Day 2024: Tee Off for Success!  Join us for a day of business, networking, and swings on the green at the much-anticipated Chambers Annual Golf Day! This premier event blends business and leisure, giving you an opportunity to connect with industry leaders, clients, and colleagues...
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Chambers Annual Golf Awards Dinner

13
13 June 2024
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5:30pm - 9:30pm
We are now fully booked for the Awards Dinner - Please email us via events@essexchambers.co.uk if you wish to be added to the Waiting List Essex Chambers Annual Golf Day Awards Dinner: Celebrating Excellence on and off the Green! As the sun sets on a day of friendly competition and strategic putts, we invite...
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Importance of International Documentation

18
18 June 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More   Module 11: Importance of International Documentation This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of customs documentation in the world of international trade to ensure...
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Logistics - Road, Rail, Sea, Air & Courier

19
19 June 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More   Module 12: Logistics - Road, Rail, Sea, Air & Courier This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the role of logistics including an understanding of air,...
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FX 1-2-1 Clinic with Moneycorp

19
19 June 2024
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9:30am - 4:45pm
Is your Foreign Exchange strategy working for your business? Currency fluctuations can have a significant impact on companies engaged in international trade and hinder ambitions for growth. Our Essex Chambers FX Service, provided by Moneycorp, can help you to execute a tailored personal foreign exchange strategy to meet your business...
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Networking Tour with Leonardo UK Ltd

25
25 June 2024
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5:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for an exclusive Member's only tour at Leonardo UK Ltd, a company at the forefront of innovation.  Leonardo stands as a beacon of innovation in the global industrial landscape, pioneering breakthroughs in Aerospace, Defence, and Security technologies. With a rich heritage and a forward-thinking approach, they are at the forefront...
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Incoterms® 2020 Workshop

26
26 June 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
Incoterms® are a set of internationally recognised, three letter acronyms, which define the risks and responsibilities of buyers and sellers in international trade contracts. It is essential that businesses understand Incoterms® as their use is vital for the successful movement of goods between customers and suppliers around the world. The...
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Social Media Strategy & Objective Setting Workshop

26
26 June 2024
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10:00am - 12:00pm
Creating a social media strategy which can drive impact and help your campaigns succeed can feel a bit daunting. Whatever the size of your organisation, and your team, a strategy and pre-set objectives are essential. Without them, anything you post can be a drop in the social media ocean. Please...
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Understanding Commodity Codes Training

26
26 June 2024
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1:30pm - 4:30pm
Understanding commodity codes is vital to internationally trading businesses. Commodity codes are used worldwide to determine the customs duty and other charges levied on the goods when importing and exporting. They also determine any preferential treatments or restrictions and prohibitions that may apply to the goods and are used for...
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ATA Carnet Workshop

27
27 June 2024
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10:00am - 12:00pm
This virtual workshop will focus on a useful international scheme for the temporary movement of goods – the ATA Carnet Scheme. Since the UK left the EU there has been an increase in the need to control temporary movements, and if you are sending or receiving goods for demonstration, exhibitions, testing...
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Customs Warehousing, Free Zones & Special Procedures

2
2 July 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More   Module 13: Customs Warehousing, Free Zones & Special Procedures This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the use of customs warehousing in the export and import...
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DP World Networking Tour

9
9 July 2024
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8:00am - 10:30am
We all see DP World London Gateway on the horizon as we travel through South Essex, but have you ever wanted to go behind the scenes at this innovative and highly automated port and logistics park?  Essex Chambers are once again delighted to offer you a networking breakfast and coach...
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Customs Procedures and Documentation Training

10
10 July 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
This virtual half day course looks at the procedures required when dealing with customs authorities and the information needed for submitting customs declarations to enable goods to be imported or exported. It is vitally important that businesses understand all the procedures and information required - fines and inspections are things that...
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Fire Safety Overview Webinar

10
10 July 2024
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10:00am - 11:00am
Are you up to date with the latest fire safety regulations? Do you understand your responsibilities and the implications of non-compliance? Join us and our Members First Intervention Team for an informative hour-long webinar that will guide you through the critical aspects of fire safety legislation and compliance. Since the...
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Authorised Economic Operator (AEO)

17
17 July 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More   Module 14: Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the status of an authorised economic operator in the export and in import...
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Essex Chambers of Commerce Annual General Meeting

18
18 July 2024
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4:00pm - 6:00pm
Members are invited to join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM).  This years AGM will be held at Sandon Valley House, the Headquarter offices of Essex & Suffolk Water, by the Hanningfield Reservoir. We will be joined by Heidi Motram, Chief Executive Officer of Essex & Suffolk Water. Registration opens at 4.00pm before...
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July Virtual Networking

23
23 July 2024
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10:00am - 11:30am
Connect with like-minded individuals, explore new opportunities, and expand your professional circle at our popular Virtual Networking events.  Join us this month and unlock the power of networking virtually. Make meaningful connections conveniently from your desk to build relationships and strengthen the Essex business community. In a world where connections...
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Sustainability in Supply Chain

24
24 July 2024
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9:30am - 3:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More   Module 15: Sustainability in Supply Chain This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the impact of freight movement on the environment and the opportunities available to...
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Export Procedures & Documentation Training

9
9 September 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
International markets offer huge Export opportunities for UK businesses. Finding and developing new markets for products is a hugely valuable avenue for expansion and in some sectors in particular, global demand for British brands and products makes international trade an excellent means of growth. Selling internationally is very complex but...
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Network with EINTAC

10
10 September 2024
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12:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us for networking with EINTAC - the driving force behind Electric & Hybrid vehicle safety  This lunch time networking event at The Plaza, Enterprise & Innovation Centre in Braintree, is the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals, share ideas and explore collaboration. Not only that it’s also a fantastic opportunity for an...
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International Trade - A Journey Through Time and Trends

12
12 September 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More   Module 1: International Trade - A Journey Through Time and Trends This module sets the stage for an immersive journey through the history and evolution of international trade....
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Supply Chain

24
24 September 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More   Module 2: Supply Chain  This module aims to develop an understanding of supply chain management in international trade. This includes defining supply chain management, the relationship between supply...
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Creating an International Strategy

25
25 September 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
Are you curious about the fascinating world of international trade? Do you dream of navigating the global marketplace with confidence? Our new Trade Expert Training Academy online program is your passport to success! Module 3: Creating an International Strategy This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding as to how...
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Understanding Commodity Codes Training

2
2 October 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
Understanding commodity codes is vital to internationally trading businesses. Commodity codes are used worldwide to determine the customs duty and other charges levied on the goods when importing and exporting. They also determine any preferential treatments or restrictions and prohibitions that may apply to the goods and are used for...
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International Trade Research

9
9 October 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More   Module 4: International Trade Research This module aims to develop knowledge from research activities to gain an understanding of international trade theory, global economic development and growth, currency...
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Exporting & Procedures

16
16 October 2024
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9:30am - 3:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More   Module 5: Exporting & Procedures This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the exporting process used in international trade from novice to practitioner. It includes documentation,...
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Importing & Procedures

22
22 October 2024
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9:30am - 3:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More   Module 6: Importing & Procedures This module is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the import process for both novice and experienced importers. The workshop will cover...
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Express Trade Expert Training

23
23 Oct 2024 - 25 Oct 2024
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9:30am - 4:30pm
Our Express Trade Expert Training provides participants with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills necessary to navigate the complex landscape of international trade in just 3 days! Whether you are a new starter or experienced in the world of International Trade, this express training combines 6 of the most important courses...
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Network with London Southend Airport

24
24 October 2024
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4:00pm - 6:00pm
Propel your business to new heights and Network with London Southend Airport  Join us at the Holiday Inn Southend and network with industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and like-minded individuals. Make valuable connections, gain insights, and discuss collaborations, before hearing from one of the UK's fastest-growing airports, London Southend - a dynamic transport hub at the heart of...
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Finding International & Global Opportunities

29
29 October 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More   Module 7: Finding International & Global Opportunities This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of research including social media to find opportunities in global...
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Letters of Credit Training

5
5 November 2024
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9:30am - 12:30pm
This virtual half day workshop covers the five main types of payment for exports, from advance payment to open account, including Sight Documentary Collection, Term Documentary Collection and Documentary Letters of Credit. It includes the use of Bills of Exchange with and without documents. Over 75 per cent of first...
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International Marketing - AI & Social Media

7
7 November 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More   Module 8: International Marketing - AI & Social Media This module aims to develop knowledge from research activities to gain an understanding of international trade using Marketing ,...
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Import & Export Diagnostics, Creating a Procedure Manual

11
11 November 2024
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9:30am - 1:30pm
These Modules can be taken individually or you can enrol for the endorsed Level 4 Qualification – Funding Available.  Find Out More   Module 9: Import & Export Diagnostics, Creating a Procedure Manual This module aims to develop knowledge and practical skills in Import/Export Customs Diagnostic enabling the learner to create...
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Festival of Business - Essex Has Talent

13
13 November 2024
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10:00am - 3:00pm
Festival of Business: Where Success Meets Celebration! Seize the opportunities at the most anticipated business extravaganza in Essex! After its success for the last two years, we are delighted to bring you our third Festival of Business on Wednesday 13 November 2024, from 10.00am until 3.00pm at Chelmsford City Racecourse. This...
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Ambassador Networking Tour

26
26 November 2024
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10:30am - 3:00pm
One of our most successful events of 2023 is back for 2024. Back by popular demand, we are thrilled to once again invite you to our Ambassador Cruise Line Networking Tour, this time on their new ship Ambition. As Britain's youngest cruise line, Ambassador has already made its mark on the world of...
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